And I tell you, you are Peter,
and on this rock I will build my church,
and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven,
and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
~ Matthew 16:18-19 (NRSV)
St. Peter the Apostle
551 N. Rush Street | Itasca, Illinois 60143
Staff Contact: Deacon Fred Maier
Telephone: 630-773-1272 (ext. 201)
GREETERS & USHERS
Greeters and ushers help foster a spirit of stewardship by ensuring all visitors and parishioners feel part of St. Peter’s faith community. They also assist people in finding seats in the assembly, collecting the monetary offerings, and providing other assistance as necessary.
Altar servers assist the priest during the Mass and at other liturgical services.
Read more about the benefits of being an Altar Server
Lectors proclaim the Word of God during the Eucharistic Liturgy.
Communion Ministers serve the community through the distribution of Holy Communion during the weekend and Holy Day Masses.
Cantors are the leaders of sung prayer for the assembly at worship. Through their leadership, they foster a greater sense of full, active participation. Candidates should possess a pleasant singing voice and an ability to read music.
This ministry is available to anyone with an interest in music, who wishes to assist the Eucharistic community in its sung prayer at liturgy.
The handbell choir is an ensemble of individuals sharing their talents and enriching liturgical services with the music of handbells. The group rotates weekends and Mass times throughout the year.
ART AND ENVIRONMENT
This ministry plans and coordinates decoration of the Church for the various liturgical seasons through the use of color, flowers, and other appropriate decorations.